Skip to comments.Psalm 51 - NASB (Reformed Caucus)
Posted on 12/20/2010 4:58:40 PM PST by HarleyD
Psa 51:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Psa 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.
Psa 51:3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
Psa 51:4 Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.
Psa 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
Psa 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Psa 51:7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psa 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Psa 51:9 Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities.
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psa 51:11 Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Psa 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Psa 51:13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You.
Psa 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
Psa 51:15 O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Psa 51:16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Psa 51:18 By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
Psa 51:19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.
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I grew up in a arminian methodist home. That was before the methodist church became what it is today. I am thankful for learning some scriptures and being churched at an early age. When I came face to face with my sin and was granted the "gift of repentance" for my debt to Jesus I started reading this scripture. I understood it for the first time. Hint: don't try to tell your arminian parents that you were sinful from birth. THey were pretty mad at me and still are offended by this doctrine from scripture. God bless them they are blinded to this doctrine but still saved.
That is interesting. As I was growing up I was what people would say was the “model” child. I remember a number of people saying, “Why can’t you be like him?” But I know my heart and it is truly wicked. And the more I know God and His perfection, the more wicked I seem to be. I read recently where Luther stated (and I’m paraphrasing) that I am most sinful when left alone. I thought that was an excellent statement of what I have always felt.
It is to God’s glory that we are rescued from this condition and set on the road to perfection. And while we never will see perfection this side of glory, we know that we will arrive there some day by God’s grace.
My favorite Psalm. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation.
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